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George Washington University Ethics in Publishing Conference 2023

Thursday, 12 October 2023

Call for Presentations

The 13th GW Ethics in Publishing Conference will be held on Thursday, October 12, 2023, once again as a hybrid event, with in-person and virtual presentations and attendees, at the Arlington Learning Center, George Washington University, in Arlington, VA (Washington, DC metro area).

An RSVP form for attending the conference, which again will be free of charge, will be available soon. Please share widely with your colleagues.

We welcome your proposals for presentations and will seek to accommodate as many presentations as possible. Please indicate on the form whether you are able to present in person or online. The GW Ethics in Publishing conference is organized by the Master of Professional Studies in Publishing program. There is a joint call for papers for the GW Journal of Ethics in Publishing (see below). We are soliciting conference presentations from (and for) publishing and library professionals, scholars, faculty, and students.


Potential topics include but are not limited to:

  • Salaries/compensation/openness
  • Sustainability of presses
  • Accessibility
  • Diversity & Inclusion
  • Inclusive practices in language editing and design
  • Community-centered peer review practices
  • Multilingualism
  • Demographics of university publishing—staff, authors, reviewers, & editorial boards
  • Author outreach and education
  • Free speech and censorship
  • New university presses & their relationship to established university presses
  • International partnerships between presses in developed & developing economies
  • Ethics in accounting for publishing costs
  • Ethical considerations of AI in publishing
  • Author integrity (plagiarism, et cetera)


Presentations will include invited speakers, multiple speaker panels, and short presentations. See presentations and slides from the 12th Ethics in Publishing Conference. Alumni and current students in the GW Publishing program are invited to present their Ethics in Publishing Capstone projects.